Patricia Bedient retired as the executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Weyerhaeuser Company in 2016. She had served as senior vice president of finance and strategic planning and as vice president of strategic planning. Prior to joining the company, Bedient was with Arthur Andersen LLP for 27 years, where she served a number of clients in the forest products, manufacturing, distribution and educational service industries. Bedient began her career with Arthur Andersen in Portland, OR, becoming a partner in 1987.
Bedient holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting and finance, from Oregon State University. She is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Washington Society of CPAs.
Bedient serves on the board of directors of Alaska Air Group, Suncor Energy, Park Hotels and Resorts, and Oregon State University. She also serves on the advisory board for the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.